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"I promise, Suzy... Even if it takes the rest of my life." - Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer?

WHAT IS TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER?

Just in recent years, Triple Negative Breast Cancer has sparked interest in the news where instead of calling the tumor as ER-negative, PR-negative, and HER2-negative; researchers began using the shorthand term, "Triple Negative," dubbed the "new type" type of cancer. Being Triple Negative, you don't have a targeted therapy and that your only treatment option is chemotherapy.

Triple Negative is seen in about 15% of all breast cancers. Triple Negative is a very aggressive cancer that tends to strike younger women, pre-menopause, especially among African-American women and women who have BRCA1 mutations. The tumor tends to be fast growing and is less likely to show up on an annual mammogram. TN is more likely to metastasis early on; has a high rate of recurrence in the first 2-3 years from diagnosis and has a poorer prognosis than other types of breast cancer due to lack of specific, targeted treatment for TNBC.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Relay for Life": Cancer Don't Sleep, Toledo Don't Sleep!

"Relay for Life" participants walk all night to fight cancer | 13abc.com  My best friend's son and his Relay team in the wagon, watch the video  linked.
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On May 14, 2011, 150 participants including 18 teams formed at St. Francis H.S. Toledo, OH.,  raising more than $11,000 for cancer research. This is my 4th Relay for Life that I have participated in, 3 since my diagnosis.

"I won't back down!"


Breast cancer survivor, Deb Roberts and me, we 
met at a few different public speakers function


I Relay for those who are still battling!


Brandi and Me, we met at our chemo 
oncologist office as we both battled 
breast cancer at the same time


Me among survivors

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